Yield and Milling Quality of Monon Wheae1,2 Damaged by Feeding of Cereal Leaf Beetle

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Damage from feeding of larvae of the cereal leaf beetle, Oulema melanopus (L.), caused considerable losses in yield of grain from Monon wheat. No significant losses in protein content, pearling index, mill yield, and alkaline water retention capacity were noted. Loss in yield of grain is brought about by reductions in kernel number and kernel weight and presumably could range from 0 to 21.3 g per 100 heads, or 0 to 23%, dependent upon the amount of flag leaf surface consumed by the larvae.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1967

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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